I always liked the idea of putting individual servings of honey by each person’s seat to reduce the mess and stickiness. For this presentation, I wrapped challah dough around a tiny little ramekin. A 1 ounce ramekin the perfect size for honey.
Making Challah Baking a focal point of this simcha gives the Bas Mitzvah girl the opportunity to do the Mitzvah of Hafrashas challah for the very first time in her life in the presence of her close family and friends . To "top" it off everyone can braid and spice their own challah, choosing from the whole array of seeds and spices. Teaching the girls a new way to brade can be part of the activity. Send home baked challah in beautiful labeled box.
As we all get back into our normal post Passover routine (whatever that is!) there is an age old custom to make “Shlissel” (Key) Challah as a Segulah (omen) for livelihood. This year, I added caramel coloring to part of my dough to give a new “twist” to this ancient Minhag.